What Do You Love About Tourism?
The first in a new series of career awareness videos from Tourism HR Canada features tourism professionals from across the country (including BCHA's very own Ingrid Jarrett) sharing the many reasons they've chosen--and stayed in--tourism. 
BC THC Award Deadline Dec.15!
Nominate by Dec.15 for Awards that include: Indigenous Operator or Experience, Sustainability, Employees First, Business Woman of the Year, Innovation, Community Contribution & Impact, Professional Excellence, Access and Inclusion, and Remarkable Experience.

Meet the Team: Vanda Fragoso
Where there's a will, Vanda has a way! The BCHA's first point of contact for our members, Vanda wears many hats and works with our members to support their goals and get them the answers they need.  

Canada Summer Jobs 2023 | Call for Applications
Hire youth next summer! Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) provides wage subsidies to employers for not-for-profits, the public and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

The CSJ 2023 employer application period is now open until January 12, 2023, at 11:59am PST.

Help Shape Recovery Planning: Compensation Survey Now Open
A new survey is underway to inform a compensation study for the Canadian tourism and hospitality sector. The aim is to get a comprehensive picture of how tourism business operators think about compensation within the context of COVID-19 recovery and the ongoing labour crunch affecting the sector.
BC Gov Releases COVID-19 Lessons Learned Report
Last week, the BC Government announced the results of an independent review and public consultation on the government’s operational response to the COVID-19 pandemic to better inform preparations and responses to future emergencies. 

WorkSafeBC | New Interactive Resource Tool for Employers
WorkSafeBC has just introduced a new interactive resource tool. Use Myhealth and safety resources to determine what you need to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. It’s easy to use and features a customizable report
you can download, interact with, and use to track progress.
Updated Emergency Messaging Guidance is Now Available
Destination BC has updated Emergency Messaging Guidance document for BC's tourism industry with seasonal information. The November 2022 document will help you navigate questions, mitigate visitor concerns, and manage perceptions during emergencies. 

LAST CHANCE | Book Talent MATCH 1:1 & Gain Hiring Support
The Talent MATCH program supports you with 1:1 support on the process of hiring students as well as information on wage subsidy programs and HR tips. Consultations will conclude on December 23rd. Book a meeting with the Program Manager while you still can!

Webinar Recording | Supporting Mental Health in the Restaurant Industry
The holidays are just around the corner, and this time of year can take a toll on our mental health - especially in food service. Learn all about mental health in food service by watching this webinar. 

How to Save the Hospitality Sector
Joe Baker, member of Tourism HR Canada's Board of Directors, was recently featured in a podcast, delivering some startling statistics to help frame up an appreciation for what a major economic driver tourism is for us in Canada. 

Next Week! New Year, New Tactics Leadership Webinar
Join the BCHA & Jennifer Woppenkamp, Associate at Blue Mountain Solutions, on Dec.14 at 1pm, for an enlightening session to help business leaders streamline their efforts and tap into the potential of their teams.

Putting in the Work | Partnerships with First Nations
December 6 at 7pm
BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference
March 1-3, 2023
Submit award nomination by Dec. 15!
January 22-25, 2023
2023 International Indigenous Tourism Conference
March 8-10
BCHA Summit Returns!
May 1-2, 2022
Celebrating Our New Members!
Here's to our new members! Welcome to the BCHA community and thank you for playing an integral role in our industry's success.
Basit Chaudhry | Controller at True Key Hotels & Resorts
Congratulations to Basit Chaudhry, who has been appointed to the position of controller at True Key Hotels & Resorts Ltd., becoming the company's principal accounting officer. A well-respected leader, Basit has held many notable positions, including director of finance and IT support at the Hyatt Regency Calgary, and director of finance and business support at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, among other roles.

TIAC Announces 2022 Canadian Tourism Awards Winners
Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) annual Canadian Tourism Awards took place last week and nine winners were honoured! Congrats to all recipients including BC-based operators, Eagle Wing Tours (Air Transat Sustainable Tourism Award), and ERTCU Travel Group (Small or Medium-Sized Business of the Year Award.)